Santa Barbara County, CA Homeless Shelters
Santa Barbara County, CA list of housing resources we have uncovered: Homeless Shelters, Supportive Housing, Halfway Housing, Transitional Housing, Day Shelters, Low Income Housing, Residential Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers.

Shelter Listings is dedicated to serving the homeless and low-income.  We have listed out the shelters and low cost housing services we have in Santa Barbara, CA below. This list has homeless shelters, halfway houses, affordable housing, etc. The database consists of over 3,000 listings and includes emergency shelters, homeless shelters, day shelters, transitional housing, shared housing, residential drug alcohol rehabilitation programs and permanent affordable housing. 


PATH Santa Barbara

816 Cacique St
Santa Barbara, CA - 93101
(805) 884-0171
Transitional Shelter, Respite Shelter

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The Salvation Army Santa Barbara - Hospitality House

423 Chapala St
Santa Barbara, CA - 93101
805-962-6281
shelter, transitional housing, and sober living for men and women.

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Marks House Transitional Housing

203 North N Street
Lompoc, CA - 93436
(805)735-9980
temporary 19 bed family transitional shelter

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BridgeHouse Emergency Shelter

2025 Sweeney Road
Lompoc, CA - 93436
(805) 735-4390
Homeless Shelter

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Housing Authority Of The City Of Santa Barbara Santa Barbara

808 Laguna Street
Santa Barbara, CA - 93101
(805)965-1071
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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St Vincents Institution Santa Barbara

4200 Calle Real
Santa Barbara, CA - 93110
(805)683-6381
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

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Santa Barbara Housing Assistance Corporation Santa Barbara

1933 Cliff Dr Ste 26
Santa Barbara, CA - 93109
(805)963-1520
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Assistance League Of Santa Barbara Santa Barbara

1259 Veronica Springs Rd
Santa Barbara, CA - 93105
(805)898-1967
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Aids Housing Santa Barbara Inc Santa Barbara

Po Box 20031
Santa Barbara, CA - 93120
(805)882-1192
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Transition House Santa Barbara

425 E Cota St
Santa Barbara, CA - 93101
(805)966-9668
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Northern Santa Barbara Co, Habitat For Humanity Santa Maria

Po Box 5873
Santa Maria, CA - 93456
(229)924-6935
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Pilgrim Terrace Cooperative Homes Santa Barbara

649 Pilgrim Terrace Dr
Santa Barbara, CA - 93101

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Independent Living Resource Center Inc Santa Barbara

423 W Victoria St
Santa Barbara, CA - 93101

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Fallenwarriors Org Solvang

2029 Village Lane
Solvang, CA - 93463
(805)770-1027
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Genuine Concern For Others Inc Santa Barbara

Po Box 41223
Santa Barbara, CA - 93140

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Transition House - Emergency Shelter

434 E. Ortega Street
Santa Barbara, CA - 93101
805-730-3848

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Transition House - Transitional Residence

434 E. Ortega Street
Santa Barbara, CA - 93101
805-730-3848

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Good Samaritan Shelter - Emergency Shelter

401 W. Morrison Ave.
Santa Maria, CA - 93458
805-347-3338

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Good Samaritan Shelter - Family Transitional Shelter

*address Is Confidential*
Santa Maria, CA - 93458
805-347-3338 ex

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Good Samaritan Shelter - Transitional Center And Project P.r.e.m.i.e. (for Women And Children)

*address Is Confidential*
Santa Maria, CA - 93458
805-925-0315

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Good Samaritan Shelter - Clean And Sober Living Homes

731 S Lincoln St
Santa Maria, CA - 93458
805-346-8185

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Central Coast Rescue Mission - Sober Living Program (for Men)

1207 N. Mcclelland St.
Santa Maria, CA - 93454
805-614-0220

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Transition House - Permanent Affordable Housing

425 E. Cota Street
Santa Barbara, CA - 93101
805-966-9668

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Types of Shelters and Services we provide


We provide many categories of shelter for those in need and in need of services. They include:

Day Shelters supplement homeless and low-income people when the shelter their staying in only offers shelter on an overnight basis. Case management is often provided and sometimes there are laundry and shower facilities.  Meals and basic hygiene may also be offered.  Almost all day shelters provide their services free of charge. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows clients to stay during the day is also classified under this category.

Emergency Homeless Shelters both provide short term relief for the homeless & low-income. Usually there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day.  Meals and other supportive services are often offered.  3 times out of 5 these shelters offer their services free of charge.

Halfway Housing helps transition individuals and families from shelters or homelessness to permanent housing. Length of stay is usually anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.  Residents are often required to pay at least 30% of their income toward program fees.  Sometimes the money they pay in fees is returned to them when they leave. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows their clients to stay more then 6 months is also classified under this category.

Permanent Affordable Housing is a long-term solution for housing. Residents are often allowed to stay as long as they remain in the low-income bracket but is sometimes limited 3 - 5 years.  Residents pay no more than 30% of their income toward rent. Emergency shelters, homeless shelters and transitional housing programs that allow their clients to stay without a maximum stay is also classified under this category.

Drug And Alcohol Rehab programs are intended to treat alcohol and/or drug dependency.  The cost of participating in one of these programs and the method of treatment range significantly. The database operated on this website only includes residential rehab programs (not outpatient programs). We also provide Access to Recovery (ATR) Grant programs for substance abuse treatment. 



Supportive Housing Programs that provide an alternative living arrangement for individuals who, because of age, disability, substance abuse, mental illness, chronic homelessness or other circumstances, are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support to help them in the activities of daily living; or who need access to case management, housing support, vocational, employment and other services to transition to independent living.

Shared Housing Programs helps bring low income persons together and helps prevent homelessness by providing affordable housing options. This service is good for families, disabled persons, and others wanted more companionship. ShelterListings.org finds these shared housing locations and lists them throughout our website.

Rooming House or Boarding House A rooming house is a building in which renters occupy single rooms and share kitchens, bathrooms, and common areas. The location may be a converted single family home, a converted hotel, or a purpose built structure. Rooming houses are low cost housing and may have as few as three rooms for rent, or more than a hundred. The same goes for boarding houses. We list these types of residences throughout ShelterListings.org.

Transitional housing is affordable low cost supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move toward independent living on their own. Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistanc, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information.